Master Online

Autism Spectrum Disorders

12 months
18473 USD/year
18473 USD/year
8002 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The more we learn about autism, the more we realize how it impacts learning and development in unique ways—especially in the classroom. Just as teaching students with ASD shouldn’t use a one-size-fits-all approach, we at the Autism Spectrum Disorders program at University of Kansas believe that the training their teachers receive shouldn’t, either.


For current educators and related service professionals working with students with ASD, the online Autism Spectrum Disorders program at University of Kansas is designed to sow empathy, efficiency, and empowerment into your work. Master’s students will advance their understanding of the characteristics of ASD and how it affects development, formal and informal assessment methods, instructional strategies, and effective teaching practices. By learning more about students who require intensive and highly individualized education, and those who need less intensive support and services, we can assure that each person with autism spectrum disorder has the opportunity to reach their full potential, improve their quality of life, and participate in all aspects of citizenship.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the online master’s in autism spectrum disorder program serve as special educators, autism specialists, or behavior specialists at the local or state level. Outside of education, they may choose to utilize their knowledge by working with Applied Behavior Analysis clinics or pursue work as a therapist in specialty areas, which may include occupational therapists, speech language pathologists or therapists, or art therapists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Application of Assessment Information for Exceptional Children and Youth
  • Methods for Learners With Higher-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Teaching Language and Communication Skills to Learners With Autism and Developmental Disabilities
  • Family and Interprofessional Collaboration in Special Education
  • Advanced Practicum With Exceptional Children Needing an Autism Spectrum Curriculum

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



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Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • Official transcript of completed bachelor’s degree from accredited university*
  • Application fee
  • Letter of introduction stating your area of interest and licensure status
  • Name, email and position for three professional references
  • Current resume or CV
  • Proof of English proficiency (for non-native English-speaking applicants)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18473 USD/year
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  • National

    18473 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18473 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8002 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8002 USD per year during 12 months.


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